Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show

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A Minneapolis engine, #8587, owned by Joe and Jane Martin of Georgetown, Ohio. This engine, built in 1926, was beautifully restored. However, I did not get a chance to hear it run.
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The Old Lady of the fleet, a Sawyer-Massey Portable horse drawn engine. Model L665, #3204, this beauty was built in 1890, developed 17 horsepower and is owned by Thomas Biuller of Xenia, Ohio.

10022 Marniice Ave., Tujunga, CA. 91042.

Earlier this year I wrote you, saying that I was planning a
vacation trip back in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and if I could
arrange to attend any steam meets, I would try to get some pictures
to send to you for the IMA.

I managed to make the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery show at
Georgetown, Ohio and even though the weather was bad, the show
almost being rained out the second day, I did get some fairly good

The show was held at the Brown County Fairgrounds near
Georgetown Aug. 13, 14, 15, 1976 and was the sixth annual affair of
attractions besides the steam and internal combustion engines on
display. Tobacco spitting contests, horseshoe pitching contest,
Blacksmithing, Log sawing, threshing, hay baling and the ever
present flea market. A good time seemed to be had by all.

It turned out that Mr. Hill was also quite a story teller. In
our conversation, he said that when he was a young man he had the
misfortune to loose a leg, so that for the rest of his life he wore
an artificial limb. He said that during the days when Steam was
king, whenever there was a need for someone to go inside the boiler
for repairs or cleaning, Glenn was always picked for the job,
because he could remove his artificial leg and go thru the manholes
and get inside the boiler a lot easier than the rest of the gang.
He was very proud of his engine and delighted in showing it off to
visitors. A fine example of the ever dwindling breed of dyed in the
wool old time steam men.

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